Top Daily Stories for December 2011

Dec 7 2011

Report: 274 troops’ remains dumped in landfill

Navy Times - Wed, 2011-12-07 21:58
A published report says the remains of many more troops have been dumped in a Virginia landfill than the military originally acknowledged.
Dec 7 2011

AFRICOM chief: U.S. wants to help Libyan forces

Navy Times - Wed, 2011-12-07 20:31
The United States is in discussions with Libya over ways to help rebuild the country’s military, which the U.S. military considers essential to unify the country and bring rival militias under national control.
Dec 7 2011

White House to DOD: Don't Shift Programs Onto War Budget

Defense News – Naval - Wed, 2011-12-07 20:21
The White House is placing new limits on war spending, making it more difficult for the Pentagon to outmaneuver its new budget caps, according to recent guidance from OMB.
Dec 7 2011

Drone that crashed in Iran was on CIA recon mission

CNN.com - Wed, 2011-12-07 10:55
A U.S. stealth drone that crashed in Iran last week was part of a CIA mission that also involved military personnel stationed in Afghanistan, U.S. officials confirmed.
Dec 6 2011

Iraqi forces face training gap, 3-star claims

Navy Times - Tue, 2011-12-06 21:05
(USA Today) BAGHDAD — As the last U.S. troops withdraw from Iraq, that country faces major gaps in its ability to build a military capable of securing its borders and airspace from external attacks, according to U.S. military officials.
Dec 6 2011

PLA Navy Told To Be Ready for Combat

Defense News – Naval - Tue, 2011-12-06 16:15
Chinese President Hu Jintao urged the People's Liberation Army Navy to prepare for military combat, amid growing regional tensions over maritime disputes and a U.S. campaign to assert itself as a Pacific power.
Dec 6 2011

Iraq Places Order for 18 F-16s

Defense News – Naval - Tue, 2011-12-06 10:55
Lockheed Martin has been awarded an $835 million contract for 18 Block 52 F-16 Fighting Falcons for Iraq.
Dec 5 2011

N. Korea making missile capable of reaching U.S.

The Washington Times - Mon, 2011-12-05 22:01
New intelligence indicates North Korea is building its first road-mobile intercontinental ballistic missile, an easily hidden weapon capable of hitting the United States, according to Obama administration officials.
Dec 5 2011

Stiff competition for Naval Academy Class of 2016

Navy Times - Mon, 2011-12-05 17:24
Annapolis is gearing up for a competitive admissions season. While the size of the next freshman class is contracting, the number of applicants is set to break records.
Dec 5 2011

India, China To Open Military Dialogue

Defense News – Naval - Mon, 2011-12-05 16:09
Officials from India and China, which last year put off discussions of military relations, will meet in New Delhi Dec. 8 to begin a military dialogue, an Indian Defense Ministry official said.

 
 

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